Medically prescribed for – Raplon was prescribed as a general anesthetic to ease the insertion of a tube into the windpipe and to relax muscles during surgery.
Adverse reactions experienced – The most common side effect patients taking Raplon had experienced were low blood pressure. More serious concerns were that Raplon led to bronchospasms and the eventual deaths of five patients.
Status of drug – The Federal Drug Administration has recognized the link between these adverse reactions and the drug and in March of 2001 the manufacturer withdrew Raplon from the market.
See your doctor if you or a loved one has experienced serious health problems after taking Raplon. You also may wish to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and get compensation for your injuries.